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93 resources with the concept manifest destiny

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Industrial Revolution in America: Exploring the Effects of the Heat Engine on the Growth of Cities

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the reasons for the growth of cities in North American. Using the internet, they research the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution and determine if the growth of cities is a sign of progress. They...
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First Nations vs. Euro-Americans

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students analyze primary and secondary source documents to help them describe the cooperation and conflict that existed among the American Indians and new settlers. Then, students analyze the purpose, challenges, and economic incentives...
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Understanding Political Cartoons

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students draw two political cartoons. They compare the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890 to the stand-off that took place at Wounded Knee in l973. They examine the role that Manifest Destiny played in the West.
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Factors Contributing To the U.S. Dominance of the Pacific Northwest

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students examine the painting Columbia by John Gast. They discuss the concept of Manifest Destiny and the role of different groups (miners, missionaries, fur trappers, farmers, etc.) in the Americanization of the West. In groups, they...
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Manifest Destiny

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the concept of manifest destiny as practiced in the 1840s. They discuss how contemporary maps of the 1840s influenced United States expansion in the 1840s and analyze the relationship between manifest destiny and...
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine journals and documents to investigate Lewis and Clark's explorations and how they relate to the concept of Manifest Destiny. They consider the impact of modern civilization to some of the areas Lewis and Clark wrote about.
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Bible Lesson: Wagons West

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners debate whether manifest destiny is right or wrong.  In this manifest destiny lesson plan, students discuss the westward movement and the role of manifest destiny as they focus on the Native Americans.  Learners view the idea of...
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Manifest Destiny Questions

For Students 8th - 11th
In this Westward Expansion worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer questions about America's vision of Manifest Destiny and its effects.
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Trails to the West

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research American history of the 1850's. In this American history instructional activity, 8th graders write about how different American groups looked at the idea of Manifest Destiny. Students then draw the Oregon and...
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Wagons West

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars prepare to travel west. In this Westward Movement instructional activity, students participate in classroom activities that require them to prepare for a trip west as pioneers.
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The People of Kansas: Who Are They and Why Are They Here?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the settlement patterns of the Kansas Territory. In this Kansas history lesson, students analyze primary documents from the pioneers in the territory. Students write letters or perform skits that feature their findings.
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Wagon's West

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students travel to the American West. In this Westward Expansion lesson plan, students discuss the Oregon Trail and then play the computer game of the same title. Students take on the roles of those who travelled the trail.
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Westward Expansion and the War with Mexico

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate primary sources to develop their own opinions about Westward Expansion. In this Manifest Destiny lesson, students examine and respond to questions about Gast's painting titled American Progress Students research how...
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Manifest Destiny

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Westward Expansion activity, students read assigned textbook pages which describe  Manifest Destiny and respond to 33 short answer questions.
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The Settlers are Coming, but the Natives are Here

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine interactions between Native Americans and settlers. In this Westward Expansion activity, students participate in a classroom simulation and then write paper about how the Native Americans and settlers could keep...
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Wagons West

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine life on westward trails. In this Westward Expansion instructional activity, students analyze textbook passages about life on the Oregon Trail and the motivations of the people who settled Oregon.
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Wagons West: Native Americans

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine interactions between Native Americans and settlers. In this Westward Expansion lesson plan, students analyze select passages from Plains Indians by Dana Newmann and The World of Native Americans by Marion Wood....
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Manifest Destiny

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the implications of Manifest Destiny. In this Westward Expansion lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation on the topic and then respond to questions based on the details of the presentation.
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Westward Expansion: Links to the Past

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate the impact of Manifest Destiny. In this California history lesson, students conduct research on the settlement of the state between 1849 and 1900. Middle schoolers use their findings to create scripts that...
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Westward Ho

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine primary sources regarding Western migration. In this Manifest Destiny lesson plan, students determine why the pioneers moved west and what the trip was like as they examine sources and write journals based on their...
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Who is Who in the Old West?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students consider the backgrounds of those who settled the Old West. In this Westward Expansion lesson, students participate in a simulation that requires them to role play miners, ranchers, Native Americans, Chinese, African Americans,...
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Leaving Home for the West - Why?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars examine primary sources regarding American movement to the west. In this westward expansion lesson, students create broadside posters based on the Homestead Act primary sources they research.
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Guardians of the West

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discover the role of American buffalo in Westward Expansion. In this Westward Expansion instructional activity, 8th graders examine primary and secondary sources in order to create a cause and effect chart that features...
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Manifest Destiny Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th
Learners examine how Americans justified Westward Expansion. In this American history activity, your historians will watch a Manifest Destiny Powerpoint presentation and discuss each slide then participate in a class discussion about...